Horses and It Shows!
have a passionate love for horses which we want
to share. We search out and
create products which support and inspire the love
of horses and Natural Horsemanship everywhere.
best teachers are our horses. Our love for them
has lead us to learn about communication
and care that are natural to them. Our preference
and theirs has been Natural Horsemanship including
playing together at liberty, riding bareback and bridleless, and living in open space in
a herd with bare feet. Communicating at liberty on the ground and on horseback is the ultimate goal. Our Natural Horsemanship tools help along the way.
have also learned from some of the best in the Natural Horsemanship business
both in person and through books and videos: Ray Hunt,
Pat Parelli, John Lyons, Leslie Desmond, Deb Cooper,
Robert Miller, Jamie Jackson, Lyle Bergeleen and Martha
Olivo to name a few.
have shared many adventures with our horses: trail
riding, trail blazing, trail trials, endurance, three-day eventing, liberty triaining, and
freestyle riding. Barbara was once invited to perform as a Savvy Player
with David Lynch.
Mike has become an expert in natural hoof trimming while Barbara has pursued certification in equine
sports massage, and somatic therapy for horses. We have learned about natural horse
management, nutrition, foaling, foal handling, colic surgery recovery, and laminitus recovery. We have been tested and
challenged to be our best selves. Our horses have
become part of our family. We have made a lifetime
commitment to them.
also love the sea. Mike raced sailboats and built
a steel sailboat as a young man. We lived on boats
for ten years. Our horsefriendly business is a natural
outcome of the combination of our marine and horse
experience. Mike personally puts his years of experience
with marine rope into every splice.
have been in business as horsefriendly.com since 1997. We
are a family run business dedicated to excellence
in customer service. Our customers consistently receive
our personal attention. Our collection of testimonials
daughter has been riding since she could sit up.
Photos of her at various ages are sprinkled throughout
gaining a strong foundation in Natural Horsemanship,
she has applied her balanced seat and ability to
communicate with horses to more traditional equestrian
sports through participation in Pony Club.
We have kept her horses barefoot, living in a herd,
and wearing no more than a snaffle bit in their
are continually learning and enjoy sharing our love
of horses and the wisdom they inspire in us.
support people to explore Natural Horsemanship and the practice of thinking like a horse
a way that provides high quality service and Natural Horsemanship products
that the people we touch develop closer relationships with their horses and their horses reflect that love
horse will love you for it!
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